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The UK fire-
It is important to understand which extinguishers can fight which fuels.
Here is a brief outline:
• Water – Solid fires
• Foam – Solids and flammable liquids
• CO 2 – Electrical and flammable liquids
• Powder – Solids, liquids and gasses
• Wet Chemical – Cooking oils and fats, solids.
The Fire Safety Order requires that whoever is authorised to use your extinguishers must be trained in their use. Training should take place on induction to the company and at regular refresher intervals.
However the choice of just who will be authorised to use the extinguishers is up to you and is usually determined by the findings of your fire risk assessment. The best method of training is hands-
Extinguishers must be serviced annually and there are very specific rules on intervals, type of service and life-
Each year a basic service is required annually and all stored-